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City College is a top producer of physics graduates in the US

October 23, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York is a top producer of physics graduates in the nation, according to the American Institute of Physics. City College’s physics department is on a list of programs recognized by the AIP for conferring the largest number of undergraduate physics degrees between 2012 and 2014.

Saving Local History: Las Casitas Archives Come To Hostos Community College Library As A Unique Donation From The Bronx Council On The Arts

October 22, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Home is where the heart is, and that love will be on full display at Hostos Community College through a special collaborative exhibition honoring the casitas of Puerto Rico and showcasing the materials from Las Casitas: An Urban Cultural Alternative, created in 1991 by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) Longwood Arts Project now located on the Hostos campus.

New NSF Grants to School of Education Support Vital Research by Hunter Faculty

October 22, 2015 | Hunter College

Faculty in Hunter education, biology and geography departments have received nearly $7 million through three grants from the National Science Foundation. Jeanne Weiler, associate professor of educational foundations, leads the team behind Hunter’s Noyce Science Scholar Program, which won a five-year NSF award. Her colleagues on the interdisciplinary project include Allan Frei, professor of geography; […]

City Tech Professor Receives National Academy of Opticianry 2015 Joseph Bruneni Memorial Education Achievement Award

October 16, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Robert Russo, chair of the Department of Vision Care Technology, who received the National Academy of Opticianry “Joseph Bruneni Memorial Education Achievement Award,” on September 28, at the OptiCon National Convention held in Nashville, Tennessee. The award is presented annually to an individual in recognition for outstanding service to the field […]

Kristallnacht, 77 Years After: Never Again Anti-Semitism, Indifference and Racism!

October 16, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

On November 10, 2015, City Tech will host the 27th Kristallnacht Anniversary Program, “Kristallnacht, 77 Years After: Never Again Anti-Semitism, Indifference and Racism!” at 300 Jay Street, Atrium Amphitheatre, Downtown Brooklyn, at noon. The public is invited to this free event, sponsored by the City Tech Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA). “This 27th anniversary […]

CCNY research boosts optical fiber data speeds

October 16, 2015 | City College

In the latest advance to boost the speed of the Internet, a research team including, the City College of New York, University of Southern California, University of Glasgow, and Corning Incorporated, has demonstrated a way to increase the data speeds of optical fibers – considered the Internet’s backbone.

Baruch College to Host Series of Climate Change Seminars, Beginning October 22

October 16, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College will host a series of three seminars focused on climate change. The first, “Weathering the Storm: How Are Businesses Responding to Climate Risks”, will take place on Thursday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Macaulay Honors College Welcomes Two New Members to Its Board of Directors

October 15, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York welcomes two new members to the Board of Directors of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation. Annie Erner, a Portfolio Manager at Rover Capital, and Norton Garfinkle, Chairman of Princeton Scientific Capital Management, were unanimously elected by current Board members, joining Macaulay as it celebrates its […]

Are YOU easily scared? Scientists pinpoint brain region that controls fear of the unknown

October 15, 2015 | The University

Entering a dark, unfamiliar room can fill some people with dread, while others step in without thinking twice.

Hunter Professor Allyson Friedman Wins a Top Award for Young Research Scientists

October 15, 2015 | Hunter College

Allyson Friedman, a new member  of Hunter’s biological sciences faculty, has been named a 2015 Postdoctoral Finalist by the Blavatnik Regional Awards. Judged by leading scientists and presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation at the New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala on November 9, the awards will be presented to several outstanding young scientists […]

Sleep Tight: Study Suggests Our Ancestors Were Able To Live Off Way Less Than 8 Hours Of Sleep

October 15, 2015 | The University

Guilty of not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep last night? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a 2013 Gallup survey, 40 percent of Americans fail to meet this standard. However, a recent study suggests eight hours of sleep may not be as integral to our health as we have been led to believe.

Shrinking habitats in store for Arctic mammals

October 15, 2015 | The University

A new study examining how 28 of Alaska’s mammal species will respond to future climate warming was released recently by the U.S. Geological Survey. Information for the study, conducted by several University of New Mexico alumni, was gathered using field research coupled with genetic analyses to determine how mammals responded to past climate changes.

CCNY leads breakthrough study in 2D materials elasticity

October 14, 2015 | City College

Scientists working at City College of New York and the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center have helped to develop measurements in two-dimensional materials that hold great promise for nanotechnology applications. This research is considered “an important technological and scientific advancement,” according to the journal, “Nature Materials.”

Hunter College Art Galleries Present: The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc…

October 13, 2015 | Hunter College

Exhibit running from September 25-November 21, 2015 205 Hudson Street Gallery Hunter College MFA Campus Gallery entrance is on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Greenwich Streets Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-­6 pm Organized by: Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries, Timothy Murray, Curator of the Rose Golden Archive […]

CCNY’s Nancy Sohler talks research-based activism in healthcare

October 9, 2015 | City College

One of Dr. Nancy Sohler’s research interests in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York is examining barriers to accessing appropriate health care for underserved populations. She talks about her work in her Presidential Conversations lecture, “Empowering Future Healthcare Providers in Haiti: Medicine, Education, and Research,” Thursday, Oct. 15. The talk, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

The Gray Whale Sneaks Back into the Atlantic, Two Centuries Later

October 8, 2015 | The University

Two years ago, tour boats taking passengers to look for dolphins off the coast of Namibiasaw a strange sight: out of the water, a humped, bumpy dark gray back rose up, striped with scars and spotted with barnacles.

New Human Ancestor Walked Like Us, Climbed Like an Ape

October 6, 2015 | The University

The mysterious human ancestor called Homo naledi was primed for success in a prehistoric triathlon, new research shows—if the challenges were walking upright, climbing trees, and handily wielding tools.

City Tech and Partners Host NYC Veteran Resource Expo at Borough Hall

October 6, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech has partnered with the Veteran Success Resource Group (VSRG) to host the NYC Veteran Resource Expo on Tuesday, October 20, at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Downtown Brooklyn, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Expo is free and open to all Veterans, Active Duty, families and caregivers. City Tech has a long […]

City Tech Symposium Explores General Education From Microbes to Stars

October 6, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

To celebrate the integrative and interdisciplinary nature of general education at City Tech, the College will host the Living Lab General Education Symposium “From Microbes to Stars,” on Friday, October 23, in Namm 119, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The symposium will feature Dr. Monica Devanas, Director of Faculty […]

Flipping Molecular Attachments Amps Up Activity of CO2 Catalyst

October 5, 2015 | The University

New research by chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators offers clues that could help scientists design more effective catalysts for transforming carbon dioxide (CO2) to useful products. The study, published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, reveals how a simple rearrangement of molecular attachments on an iridium hydride catalyst can greatly improve its ability to coax notoriously stable CO2 molecules to react.